Rubidium Experiment


Zilong successfully defended his PhD thesis in July 2013 titled "Breaking Quantum Limits with Collective Cavity-QED: Generation of Spin Squeezed States via Quantum Non-Demolition Measurements."  He then went on to study diamond NV centers for magnetometry as part of the Quantum Sensors/Quantum Optics group of Leonid Krivitskiy working at the Data Storage Institute in Singapore ( .


Justin successfully defended his PhD thesis December 2013.  His thesis is titled "A superradiant laser and spin squeezed states:  collective phenomena in a rubidium cavity QED system for enhancing precision measurements."  Justin was awarded a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship and worked on trapped ion simulators of quantum many-body systems with John Bollinger in the Ion Storage group at NIST, Boulder.  He is currently leading work on trapped ion quantum computing at Quantinuum.


Baochen joined the lab in Fall 2015. He defended his thesis in 2021.  His thesis focused on techniques for controlling the coupling of atoms to a standing wave cavity mode.